Sarah Tsou

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Sarah Tsou

New York

Portfolio Manager - Global Intellectual Property and Senior Investment Manager

Sarah Tsou is the global head of Omni Bridgeway’s intellectual property business.

Chambers & Partners has recognized Sarah as one of only two Band 1 individuals nationwide for Litigation Funding (Intellectual Property), noting that she is “praised for her trial lawyer’s perspective when it comes to intellectual property cases, as well as for her underwriting skills.” She has also been named an “unparalleled leader in the world of litigation finance” by IAM. Sarah has been invited to speak on litigation funding issues by prominent industry organizations such as the Federal Circuit Bar Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, International Intellectual Property Society, and New York City Bar Association, and is frequently quoted in publications such as Law360 and Managing IP.

Prior to joining the company’s New York office in 2019, Sarah was a partner in the intellectual property practice group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focusing on patent litigation. In addition to handling patent disputes spanning a broad range of technologies and industries, she also led trade secret and trademark litigation teams and counseled clients in corporate acquisitions, licensing matters, and other transactions. 

Sarah approaches litigation funding deal evaluation and diligence with the expertise of a litigator who has spent over a dozen years representing clients in all aspects of complex litigation from inception to trial. She has advised clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on risk, cost analysis, IP portfolio and market analysis, and strategy, and she understands the factors that companies and law firms weigh when deciding whether to engage in litigation. Her substantial case evaluation and trial experience informs her ability to structure funding deals that allow alignment of risk between all parties to the deal. Having secured significant verdicts and resolutions for clients in industries including computer software, electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, and oilfield services, she offers valuable insights to Omni Bridgeway’s funded clients and their counsel when they need strategic advice during the course of litigation.

Sarah earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating summa cum laude, with Highest Honors.
 
Publications
  • Litigation Funding and Costs (Ethics). Federal Circuit Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference. June 17, 2022. Sea Island, GA.
  • When Money Meets IP - What Funding is Available for IP Strategies? Managing IP Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit. May 24, 2022. New York, NY.
  • PTAB as the First Hurdle to Patent Monetization: How Patent Owners and Litigation Financers Deal With This Omnipresent Threat. IPWatchdog. January 24, 2022. Virtual Event.
  • Navigating the Ethics of Litigation Finance. New York City Bar Association CLE Program. January 21, 2022. Webinar.
  • Finance for Intellectual Property Disputes. Chambers and Partners. November 23, 2021. Webinar.
  • Advanced Commercial Litigation Funding: Special Considerations for Your Practice Group. UT Law CLE. October 21, 2021. Webinar.
  • Litigation Finance: The Don’ts & Don’ts. IMN Financing, Structuring and Investing in Litigation Finance. September 13, 2021. New York, NY.
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property. Lecturer, Rutgers Master of Business and Science. July 6, 2021.
  • It takes a village: Monetizing the full value of intellectual property. World IP Forum. April 26, 2021. Virtual Event.
  • Navigating the Ethics of Litigation Finance. New York City Bar Association CLE Program. January 22, 2021. Webinar.
  • Litigation Funding 2.0: A Rapidly Evolving Landscape. IP Dealmakers. December 8, 2020. Virtual Event.
  • Litigation Finance. SAS Forum on NPE Litigation. December 3, 2020. Virtual Event.
  • Litigation Funding and Investors Rights. Federal Circuit Bar Association Bench and Bar Virtual Conference. June 16, 2020. Webinar.
  • Sarah Tsou – Patent Litigation Funding. IPWatchdog, Inc. Clause 8 Podcast. June 4, 2020. New York, NY.
  • Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Funding: Ethical Considerations. International Intellectual Property Society CLE Program. February 5, 2020. New York, NY.
  • Navigating the Ethics of Litigation Finance. New York City Bar Association CLE Program. January 24, 2020. New York, NY. 
  • Investors Roundtable: Is Litigation Finance Driving Deals? 6th Annual IP Dealmakers Forum. November 13, 2019. New York, NY.
  • Litigation Finance. Exploring Significant Trends and Developments. The Knowledge Group Webinar. October 21, 2019. Webcast. 
  • Ethics: Litigation Funding. Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting. September 26, 2019. Washington DC. 
  • Key Litigation Finance Strategies for Patent Practitioners. Practicing Law Institute. June 20, 2019. Studio Briefing.
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